Magic of the Phillip Island coastline.
Following on from previous posts I thought I’d share with you just a few more images from the Phillip Island coastline. I feel like I’ve just scratched the surface down there, …….there’s just so much beauty to explore and discover.
Pictured below – The Roost – old jetty remnants that serve as a safe roost for the local birds at Cat Bay.
Pictured below – Evidence of Life – a soft misty view of some wonderful wave action off Cowrie beach.
Pictured below – The Long Swim Home – another view from Cowrie beach looking towards the Nobbies in the background.
Pictured below – Pyramid Rock, taken in strong windy and wet conditions from a vantage point ahead of the lookout area.
Just stumbled upon your photos-they’re amazing! Makes me want to visit!
May 30, 2011 at 1:27 am
I look forward to your visit. I’ll let the border security people know your coming. 😉
May 30, 2011 at 1:36 am
fabulous as always jim 🙂
May 31, 2011 at 3:22 pm
Jim, these shots are beautiful! I was trying to do a similar thing but was wondering what time of day you went out to do the shots like these? O know you have filters that help (I have 2 nd4 filters). Again, I love your work!
June 15, 2011 at 10:03 am
Thanks for your kind comment, much appreciated.
The top 3 images were taken in the afternoon, about 2 hours before sunset, and the bottom image was taken around midday. The secret is to use VERY dark ND filters.
Unfortunately your two ND4 filters wont be dark enough to achieve long exposures in bright daylight conditions.
I use an ND400 filter which is essentially a piece of black glass. If you hold an ND400 up to your eye in daylight conditions you can barely see through it. Effectively it turns daytime into night time from the camera’s perspective. On some of the brightest days I also attach an additional ND8 on the lens to extend the exposure time it even further.
One important tip for when you’re using an ND400 is that you need to completely cover the eyepiece of your camera if you’re shooting in either aperture priority or shutter priority modes. The reason for this is that extraneous light entering the eyepiece during the “half press” will effect the camera’s exposure system resulting in images that are way too dark. On bright sunny days I find it necessary to smother the camera’s eyepiece with my palm during the “half press” and even shade my palm using my body where required.
If you shoot in manual mode there is no need to cover the eyepiece.
I hope some of these tips are helpful for you.
June 15, 2011 at 12:48 pm
i’m looking forward to trying this 🙂
June 22, 2011 at 10:30 am